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Title: Ethnographic archival records and cultural property
Author: Laszlo, Krisztina
Subject Keywords Archives;First Nations;Cultural property;Preservation
Issue Date: 2006
Publicly Available in cIRcle 2011-10-20
Publisher Archivaria
Citation: Laszlo, K. (2006). Ethnographic archival records and cultural property. Archivaria, 61, 300-307.
Abstract: This article looks at concepts of cultural property as they apply to archival holdings, and specifically how these concepts apply to ethnographic archival materials with First Nations content. The author explores ethical and moral responsibilities of archivists to the information content of such material in our holdings and the ways we treat culturally sensitive images and content. The author also addresses the increased involvement of aboriginal people in the management of their cultural resources and how collaboration can determine culturally appropriate care and preservation from an archival perspective. Issues relating to moral and physical ownership are also addressed.
Affiliation: Museum of Anthropology (MOA)
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2429/38129
Peer Review Status: Reviewed
Scholarly Level: Other

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